Best way to process / dry / store walnut tree's for furniture & woodturning ? Answered
I tried to make the question as descriptive as possible. I have six large, and quite old walnut trees in front of my house. They need cutting down because they are starting to grow over the house and will soon quite seriously interfere with the power lines, and are quite old also !
Otherwise I wouldnt think twice of cutting such beautiful old tree's down ( I will be replacing them also:-) )
Im also a semi skilled carpenter and starting to learn woodturning , so I am thrilled at the chance to keep this walnut, and make some beautiful things with it, especially with how beautiful the color and grain of walnut is , not to mention how expensive !
I was wondering if it would be better to take it to a small local mill and have it all cut 1st , then stack and dry store ???
I guess the pieces I would need for woodturning can be left in log form ???
Im just after any general tips and advice on how to go about it all , if leaving the logs as they are until dry , or having it professionally cut into planks 1st is ideal.